The design concept for the new Taipei City Museum of Art looks like it is caving in on itself. It is this precarious presence that truly doses the architectural industry with a bit of excitement. A truly spectacular structure, it is worthy of the art it will eventually be home to.
Designed by Ooda, the studio that won the merit award in the Taipei City Museum of Art international competition, this structural masterpiece is a pioneering and innovative concept. The inspiration comes from a mathematical form that relates a big volumetric cube with a smaller inner structure cube (hypercube). The outer cube clamps onto the inner cube as its core, making the entire structure look stucked in. This dual nature beautifully complements the fact that two museums are housed in it.